1. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    I can't seem to figure out how to do this.
    04-28-2011 10:31 PM
  2. INK's Avatar
    You could try this, Though I do not claim responsiblity to anything that might happen to your phone.
    04-28-2011 10:48 PM
  3. Bailarge's Avatar
    Settings>applications >running services. Click on whatever you want to stop. I actually have a shortcut on my homescreen for running services...

    It has been made pretty clear on these forums that you should not be using a task killer.
    04-28-2011 11:08 PM
  4. Bailarge's Avatar
    Or manage applications > running... You can close anything there.
    04-28-2011 11:12 PM
  5. AndroidXTC's Avatar
    Thanks
    04-29-2011 04:34 AM
  6. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Be mindful of what you close down as it could just end up causing you to waste battery closing things down for no reason, forcing process that were sharing resources to open up again. This is the reason task killers are not recommended. Remember Android is not IOS , BB or windows, It was designed to multitask efficiently not to have apps shut down every five mins. So unless its an app playing music , video or running GPS in the background i wouldnt concern myself with them.
    04-29-2011 04:38 AM
  7. Sailut's Avatar
    If you shut down apps in this manner, do they restart if you restart, or change battery?
    Thanks in advance..
    04-29-2011 08:46 AM
  8. ChezDigital's Avatar
    What about apps like life360, poynt, ps express, and pandora? And then they restart automatically...what's the logic behind that?
    04-29-2011 08:50 AM
  9. Smitty_82's Avatar
    If you shut down apps in this manner, do they restart if you restart, or change battery?
    Thanks in advance..
    It really depends on the app. Some will launch when the phone is booted, most will wait for you to open them.
    04-29-2011 08:52 AM
  10. rgm1266's Avatar
    Settings>applications >running services. Click on whatever you want to stop. I actually have a shortcut on my homescreen for running services...

    It has been made pretty clear on these forums that you should not be using a task killer.
    How did you make a shortcut on your homescreen for running services?
    Thanks
    05-02-2011 08:17 PM
  11. Chrisy's Avatar
    Long press on screen
    Shortcut
    Settings
    Running Services.
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    05-02-2011 08:23 PM
  12. rgm1266's Avatar
    Long press on screen
    Shortcut
    Settings
    Running Services.
    Thanks Chrisy..
    05-02-2011 09:25 PM
  13. adaorange's Avatar
    i have a question related to this: How many background processes are normal to be running at once? I have dozens going even though I have not opened them (dozens = over 60 at once). Even apps that I NEVER use like the peep thing, flicker, friend stream, vz nav, etc. tons and tons. is this normal?
    05-02-2011 09:34 PM
  14. n0thng2bdone's Avatar
    i have a question related to this: How many background processes are normal to be running at once? I have dozens going even though I have not opened them (dozens = over 60 at once). Even apps that I NEVER use like the peep thing, flicker, friend stream, vz nav, etc. tons and tons. is this normal?
    yeah, it's normal. i've considered rooting just to be able to uninstall the stock bloat, but i don't think it would have much effect on battery life so i don't think i'll root for that reason. i could be wrong, but i think the only significant improvements in battery life will come from ota fixes/updates and maybe gb.
    05-02-2011 09:42 PM
  15. iastonish's Avatar
    yeah, it's normal. i've considered rooting just to be able to uninstall the stock bloat, but i don't think it would have much effect on battery life so i don't think i'll root for that reason. i could be wrong, but i think the only significant improvements in battery life will come from ota fixes/updates and maybe gb.
    Rooting itself might not make a significant difference in battery life, but flashing a the right custom rom and Kernal combo can do wonders for your battery. Combine that with set cpu and the ability to overclock/undervolt and you really start getting the most out of your Thunderbolt in terms of performance.
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    05-02-2011 10:25 PM
  16. n0thng2bdone's Avatar
    Combine that with set cpu and the ability to overclock/undervolt and you really start getting the most out of your Thunderbolt in terms of performance.
    oh i didn't realize you can both overclock and undervolt, is that right? i might look into undervolting and low voltage kernels but will wait for the first major update before pursuing that. i'm still seeing people having major and minor problems with their custom roms...

    and at this point i'm not sure exactly where sense ends and android begins, so that has me holding out too.

    actually, i'm not sure anything can substantially improve battery life-the biggest problem seems to be the big screen
    05-02-2011 10:46 PM
  17. iastonish's Avatar
    oh i didn't realize you can both overclock and undervolt, is that right? i might look into undervolting and low voltage kernels but will wait for the first major update before pursuing that. i'm still seeing people having major and minor problems with their custom roms...

    and at this point i'm not sure exactly where sense ends and android begins, so that has me holding out too.

    actually, i'm not sure anything can substantially improve battery life-the biggest problem seems to be the big screen
    Yes, you can do both

    And trust me, custom kernals can really make a difference in battery life.

    I was easily getting 12+ hours with BAMF 1.5 Remix. I probably could have gotten more per charge, but I charge my phone every night, so I never really pushed it to it's limits.
    05-04-2011 09:56 PM
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